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The legendary Doctor & The Medics star in Poe Zest!
The Doctor from Dr & The Medics plays every single character in Poe Zest – Edgar Allan Poe : Reimagined by Mike Bennett.
The reworks of Poe against a backdrop of all castrated goth music.
The Medics take their place on stage as virtual characters in tandem with the stage production which is multimedia.
The talking book reimagines the works of Poe and has a particularly creepy take on The Black Cat and the legendary poem The Raven .With a creepy background music by Guy Cavill this piece of work is a must for fans of this genre .
The Rev. Dr Clive Jackson is now cast as the narrator of POEZEST!
Poezest is a fabulous audiobook written by Mike Bennett, ex Rik Mayall writer and producer of The Fall, Ian Brown Jah Wobble and Intastella. The show now comes to life right here in London.
A theatrical multimedia presentation containing the work of legend Edgar Allan Poe, as reimagined by Mike Bennett. This macabre surreal tale of murder, mystery and Machiavellian intrigue, brings together many of the elements that have inspired the Doctor throughout his career.
Performance wise Clive, The Doctor, has a chance to immerse himself into a Dark, Gothic landscape and indulge in characters and narrative that are not without humour. All of which appeals greatly to a man inspired as he has been throughout the years by such sinister and visionary works, indeed he is ready to be..... POEZEST!!!
Watch the trailer
You can hear the audio book in full at : https://soundcloud.com/user-900072842/poezest/s-uJmJ3
The Amazon link to purchase the book is : http://amzn.to/2AR67Pa
See The Doctor's current take on Spin Me Round
The show opens at the Bloomsbury in March for a limited season only. Don't miss it.
Mike Bennett's new reinvention of Poe captures the spirit of the groundbreaking and brilliant American writer, but is liberal in the way he mixes the tales into one cohesive story.
For instance, The Raven becomes a fully fledged character that incorporates the Poe classic Tell Tale Heart, using a character from the obscure short story Lionizing. The narrative mixes the double meaning of a competition of an appendage contest emanating from the dubious Robert Jones, who used the size of his nose to gain fame and notoriety to court favour in royal circles. His drug-fuelled ploy eventually becomes his downfall when he meets The Black Cat, who haunts him after he stuffs his murdered wife behind the walls of his home. Instead of being committed to the gallows he escapes the death-penalty in order to take part in the paranoia that is the central theme in The Premature Burial. A very warped affair!
The audiobook is the best format and has a creepy underscore using classical elements by Guy Cavill.
The limited season at the Bloomsbury this coming March is sure to be an exciting excursion into the crazy world of a classic writer, reinterpreted for a very British audience. This is a production not to be missed.